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    Faith and vision

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 08/08/2016

    » The success of many big businesses is attributed to the person at the top, to the point where some chief executives become celebrities and cult figures. Francis Yeoh has steered one of Malaysia's most successful multinational businesses since 1988, but he has no time for such hero-worship.

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    Second time lucky

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 20/06/2016

    » On the morning of Sept 11, 2001, Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi was working in midtown Manhattan at the permanent mission of India to the United Nations. He had no idea what was happening until a colleague called with a report of fire engines speeding urgently through the streets.

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    Even as demand softens, China jet market is crucial

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 25/04/2016

    » The growing number of Asian business moguls, especially in China, has made the region a promising new frontier for business jet makers. Greater China alone is the third largest market in a forecast by Bombardier, with 876 future deliveries worth US$33 billion, compared with the country's fleet of 300 at the end of last year.

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    'New age' airline

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 02/11/2015

    » As Southeast Asia's skies grow increasingly crowded, it's getting harder for airlines to stand out, let alone make money, when rivals are slashing fares to fill seats. But that hasn't deterred VietJet Air from staking its claim to a piece of the pie.

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    Road to opportunity

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 09/11/2015

    » As one moves away from Ho Chi Minh City, the ceaseless blare of motorcycle horns begins to recede, while the roads get narrower and bumpier. Not far from Vietnam's bustling commercial capital, a speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour is enforced to prevent accidents caused by poor road conditions.

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    Home is where the heart is

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 18/05/2015

    » Lippo Group is well positioned to continue expanding across the region as the launch of the Asean Economic Community approaches but it still has strong confidence in its home market of Indonesia.

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    Scholars and dollars

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 04/05/2015

    » Having a child is an investment in the future of the family, and education is one of the biggest investments in a child's future. There was a time when parents who wanted — and could afford — the best for their children had to send them abroad, but today in Asia, families can have the best of both worlds: an international education close to home.

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    Plugged into change

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 06/04/2015

    » As demand for technology accelerates and shifts rapidly with changing lifestyles, technology companies need to be innovation-driven and embrace change to stay ahead of the pack.

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    Streamlined Toshiba retools for a new era

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 19/09/2016

    » Companies are frequently compelled to rethink strategy whenever they encounter external or internal stumbling blocks. The Tokyo-based multinational Toshiba Corporation is no exception. It has undertaken a major restructuring to revive earnings and stakeholders' confidence after a tough year of negative news that included an accounting scandal.

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    Game On

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 22/08/2016

    » The Beijing Olympics in 2008 helped to redefine the world's perception of China. The sports extravaganza not only served notice to the world of China's potential to become the world's largest economy, but also created a positive spillover to other economic sectors and attracted foreign investment.

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